Lewes

LGSRAS Annual Plant and Produce Sale: The Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers is holding their annual sale of quality plants from local gardens as well as produce and ceramics. LGSRAS distribute the funds raised directly to help the most vulnerable refugees. Saturday 28 May 2016, 9.30–11.30 am at Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes; free entry.

Further information: lgsraslewes@gmail.com

Walk report: Uckfield Rocks and Rivers:.On Sunday 24th April, 18 of us set off for a circular six-mile walk starting from Uckfield bus station. Our route left Uckfield town centre through a local Nature Reserve to a deep and atmospheric lake hidden among trees and bordered by rocks and caves and a tunnel. There were giant redwood trees around this dark secluded water and high promontories overlooking the lake that we could have clambered up - but we restrained ourselves! Then we crossed the Uckfield bypass on the bridge and took a footpath through the beautiful bluebell woods, passed an old sand pit and through glades of oak and birch trees. We crossed two streams on little wooden bridges and walked over a small field to some huge logs in the sun which were ideal for our coffee stop. We passed a pond with bulrushes and finally reached the Piltdown Gold course. After skirting around it, we came out into a field with a magnificent panoramic view of the Downs in the distance. Down the hill stood the 16th century Peacock Pub. But we did not stop. Instead we walked down towards the river and followed the road, past some pretty cottages towards a footpath on our left. We came close to the embankment of the old railway line along a muddy track and finally found ourselves crossing the busy A22 and back to our cars. The walk was led by Margaret.

Our next walk is on Sunday 22nd May when we shall explore Ashdown Forest over 5 miles. Do join us. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes by 9.30. For more information visit lewesfootpathsgroup.org.uk

TRINITY AT SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. On Thursday from 2.30pm Link-up are having a quiz and cream tea in the Chapter House of Trinity Southover Church. Link-up is open to all women; all are welcome so please do come and join in the fun and friendship. Do you need a break from the hurly burly of life or just a bit of peace and quiet to think? Trinity Southover is open Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm (and for services on Sundays and other times for events) so please come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our church when you need some time to yourself. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal communion service with singers and band. Services this Sunday at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service, with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with singers and band. Please do come and join us.

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